This component aims to minimise the suffering of the poor and vulnerable people, especially women, who live in disaster prone areas such as flood plains, drought affected areas and those living in refugee camps. The 4 focus areas are:
- Minimising the impact of the crisis on affected populations by providing WASH facilities, cash transfers and inputs for replanting following failure of current crop and crop diversification. Inputs may be classified as other livelihood options such as small ruminants.
- Building resilience of persons and communities to withstand the worst impact of crises through construction of WASH infrastructure which is resilient and supporting early resumption of livelihoods of persons affected by crises, and/or strengthen the ability of persons to maintain their livelihoods through promoting livelihoods diversification and addressing existing hazards such as insufficient water supply for household and agriculture use.
- Strengthening governance structures community levels to address disaster preparedness to reduce the impact of crises and response capacity to support the early recovery of affected persons by building on existing knowledge, skills and positive coping mechanisms.
- Reducing vulnerabilities of specific groups, including women and girls through monitoring the specific impacts on vulnerable groups, creating awareness and providing training in gender and protection as an effective method to reduce the risk and vulnerabilities of those affected by the crisis.